In the news…

Today I’d like to bring to your attention some note-worthy and rather random news:

1. After my last post about weird and wonderful book titles, the author of Crazy Buttocks contacted me to complain that I had poked fun at her gluteus maximus. “My book is a thoughtful insight into something that really matters: our seat of learning. I was most upset to find out that you had been arse-ing around and making me look like an ass. Please take your tongue out of your cheek – or at least out of my cheek.”


Sorry – I guess I was aiming a bit low…

2. Cutting-edge technology has made it possible for a radical new online tanning service to start up in the USA. After opening for business only two months ago, the new tanning company Browned Off had already had a mega two million hits. “It’s amazing!” an enthusiastic new member declared. “I can blog and tan at the same time.”


3. This 125-year old Yogi is a hermit living in the ice-capped mountains of Tibet. When asked the secret of his longevity and good health, he said that he owes it all to cigarettes, whisky and wild women. “Clean living is overrated,” quipped this perky old hermit.


4. It is traditional in Sweden to run around calling everyone a ‘silly herring’ at the beginning of the month of April. Commuters on the trains greet each other pleasantly with cheery comments like, “You smell like an old fishwife’s armpit!” and “Not only are you a silly herring, but you smell like a rotten one, too!” If you do not exchange fishy pleasantries with your fellow human beings, then you are fined. The money goes to the Baltic Red Herring Fund.


By the way, here in Sweden you go round saying, “April, April! You silly herring!” instead of April Fool!

Have a good April Fool’s Day!

26 thoughts on “In the news…

  1. We’re had some great stories on the news here this morning – nothing like a few jokes to make us forget about all our economic woes for a few minutes!


  2. ok #2 looks like your “typical American teenager” … I think that girl went to the high school where I was the principal! LOL

    thanks for this! Loved it!


  3. Woah hang on, how do I know if I can believe any of this, is this one big April fools, I am confused, you smelly herring!


  4. Oh my. Sorry “Crazy Buttocks” author was a little ruffled… What to do? Your pictures made me smile. I love “pesifically”. Can’t wait to use that!


  5. You are too funny. There have been a round of fool jokes going on around these parts. I can never trust anyone! So glad for it to be over. Although I’m expecting Yooper to be fooled tomorrow by his “girls” at work. He shouldn’t expect it, the day after. Fun!


  6. Well, it is now the second day of April here so, it must be
    silly salmon, right? In the old country it used to be Dec 28th
    which more or less translates into ” The Innocents Day”, where all sort of pranks are played and it was my least favorite day of the year, as I was always – being the third of four sisters – at the receiving “middle” from both ends.

    April’s fools went rather unnoticed today except for Google’s auto pilot mail which I am sure not many people noticed. Your post however, was very hard to ignore as I was laughing out loud. Thank you, I truly needed that today.


  7. Hee hee hee. This was so funny … though the yogi picture freaks me out. And why can’t he say chocolate, warm bread and butter and good books are the secret to a long life? I would live FOREVER!


  8. My lovely Fi….so so happy to see you again here….my love to you and thanks for all your beautiful letters and comments and support…you’ve been wonderful and i am so looking fwd to seeing you in Sweden in a month or so…yes, we’re planning to fly there together…the doctors thought it was a great idea for us. I’m just experimenting with blogging right now, taking it slowly….wanted to come and visit you though 🙂
    love, B xxx


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